The Twist Shawl is the first pattern I have officially released on this new blog. It is also my favorite pattern I have designed to date. I am so proud of the finished product and truly feel good about sharing this design with fellow knitters. The pattern can be found in my Ravelry store as well as my Etsy store.
I love this pattern for so many reasons. It is simple yet striking and starts with casting on just six stitches. I tend to grumble when I have to cast on zillions of stitches. Although, I am a grumbler in general, so that might not be saying much.
Essentially this pattern is knit in stockinette with rows of twists every ten stitches created by transferring stitches onto a double pointed needle and rotating. Easy peasy! Yet sexy. All your friends will be AMAZED at your talent, and all the while you’ll be thinking: but it was so easy…if only you knew!
Edges are finished as you knit with a simple yet polished slip stitch edge.
I knit this version of Twist with Madeline Tosh Merino Light in the Opaline colorway. I had a skein and a half leftover from my version of Featherweight that I knit last summer, so I decided to put it to use with this design. Twist is flexible and can be knit with various yarn weight/needle combinations. The number of pattern repeats can also be adjusted to create a finished garment that is sized as desired.